How To Get From Athens Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on March 10th, 2021 at 04:06 pm

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We will write how to get from Athens airport to city center. The distance from Athens airport to city center is 27 kilometers and the travel time from Athens airport to city is around 25 minutes by taxi and if you go by bus 40-50 minutes. The best way can be by metro around 30 minutes for €10 depending on your final destination.

The cheapest way from Athens airport to city center is by bus for €6 and if you go by taxi will be around €38. You can also rent a car in Athens airport or get a private transfer. Read here Greece sim card for tourist, Athens airport to Acropolis, Athens airport to Piraeus and things to do in Thessaloniki.

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ATHENS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

AIRPORT BUS ATHENS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Athens airport to city center is by bus. The Airport Bus Athens airport to city center is running every 40-60 minutes 24/7. The bus fare is €6 one way ticket for adults and €3 for children (up to 6 years old is free of charge). You can buy the tickets in the vending machine between Exit 4 and 5 and all the buses there in front of Sofitel Hotel at the airport.

The travel time is around 50-90 minutes depending on your final destination at city center. You can get the Airport Bus Athens outside the airport.

BUSES X93

The Bus Χ93 is going from Athens airport to Kifissos KTEL Bus Station. The travel time will take 65 minutes and the option is perfect if you want to stay close the Bus Station to take a bus to other destination in Greece.

BUSES X95

The Bus X95 going from Athens airport to Syntagma which near Acropolis is the most popular route. The Bus X95 is running every 20 minutes 24/7 and it will take around 60 minutes. You will find the Bus X95 between Exit 4 and 5. You can also connect with Metro 2 and 3 Lines.

BUSES X96

The Bus Χ96 going from Athens airport to Piraeus. It’s the best option if you are going to Santorini or Mykonos as we did. They canceled our ferry ticket and we had to go back to the airport that’s why I can write this blog post since we took almost all the options in a few days in Athens.

You can also connect with Metro 1 Line. It will take around 90 minutes long way but comfortable and affordable price.

BUSES X97

The Bus Χ97 is going from the airport to Eliniko Metro Station and you can connect with Metro Line 2. The total travel time is 45 minutes is a great choice if you are taking the metro or staying around this area.

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METRO ATHENS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)

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The best way from Athens airport to city center is by metro. The metro from Athens airport to city center is running every 10-25 minutes from 6 30 am to 11 30 pm. It will take around 30-40 minutes depending on your final destination. You can get Metro Line 3 Athens International Airport – Aghia Marina. The last stop is Athens Central Train Station (Larissis Station) a great choice if you are going there.

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The metro fare is €10 per person one way valid for 90 minutes which enough time for getting to your destination. The main problem with the metro from Athens airport you will have to walk 10 minutes and going outside but it’s easy to find following the signs.

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Athens Metro

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The metro in Athens is really easy to go around a metro ticket is €1.40 valid for 90 minutes 24 hours metro ticket for €4.50. Children up to 6 years old are free of charge and the metro fare is only for Athens city center and you will have to buy a €10 metro ticket one way if you are heading to Athens International Airport.

BY TAXI ATHENS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Athens airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 25 minutes and the taxi fare from Athens airport to city center is €38. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

CAR RENTAL AT ATHENS AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Athens’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Athens. It will take you 25 minutes to get to Athens from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Athens. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Athens.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ATHENS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Athens. Prices are around €30 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €7 per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

Best Way From Athens Airport To City Center

The best way from Athens airport to city is by metro because is easy to change the train and the line if your final destination is close to a metro station. The fare is €10 can be little bit expensive compared to the bus. We took the metro first time because and it was convenient.

The cheapest way from Athens airport to city center is by bus. The fare is €6 and if you go on a budget and not so much luggage can be perfect. We took second time because we did from city center to airport and we were near the bus stop.

If you prefer more comfort because you have so much luggage or traveling in a group you can go by taxi or private transportation if you book online sometimes is cheaper than a taxi.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN ATHENS

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Athens. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €10-25, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €50. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100. 

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN GREECE

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There are many food that you should try in Greece, you can spend €3-7 per meal. You should probably try gyros and souvlaki, this has become one of our favorite food to eat in Greece. It comes with salad, sauce and French Fries. The cost of each starts from €2-3. Bougatsa is a custard pastry available in Greece.

You can find this anywhere in the country, the price of this piece of pastry is €2.40. And you should definitely try their go to Greek food Baklavas. There are fine restaurants where you can a three course meal for €10 and the food is amazing in Greece. We loved it feta cheese, gyros, souvlaki and salad so much!

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GREECE

The weather in Greece varies from time to time so better be prepared for the sudden change of weather during your stay.  The best time to visit Greece are the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) is where the Shoulder season takes place. In this time it offers you to enjoy and embrace the fun that Greece has to offer. In this times you’ll see that prices for tour and hotels go down.

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CASH AND ATMS IN GREECE

The currency used all throughout Greece is Euro just like all European country. The exact currency of Euro to dollar is A €1 = $1.13678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Greece. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

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Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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